People think our politics is all political theater and the real serious work happens behind the scenes.

Wrong.

We live in postmodernism...political theater is all there is. There is no real serious work.

Political theater filled the space where real serious work used to happen
People no longer know the difference between the serious work of politics and political theater.

The political theater has replaced what used to be the real serious work. The political theater is all people know. They think the political theater is only thing there is...
They have not yet realized that politics now is nothing more than messaging and optics. That's it. There is nothing deeper.

Real serious politics has been replaved by political theater so now the serious politics the theater was based on is gone, what left is the fake knock off
In the postmodern political arena where political theater has replaced substantive politics:

-Consensus building has been replaced by coercion
-Persuasion has been replaced by pay offs
-Communication has been replaced by messaging, and
-Transparancy has been replaced by optics.
It isn't that nothing is real, it is that everything is hyper-real. It's synthetic reality of our own making that has taken the place that organic reality one had in our society.

You can't dig below the surface because nothing is below the surface, the surface is all there is...
Everything beneath the surface has been eradicated, and now everything is nothing but surfaces. It's all surface. It's a image. It is hyper-reality.

Welcome to postmodernism.

/fin

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